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Poster: flocknocker Date: Aug 10, 2005 9:22am
Forum: etree Subject: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Im definately a newbie here.(Wheww,I feel better now!) Im looking for suggestions for the best Dead shows to download that stand above the rest in sound quality. Any suggestions???
JH

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 12, 2005 3:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Personally, while I like a good SBD, IMO, a clean audience tape is more rewarding because it really captures the sound of the venue, and gives you a better idea of what the show sounded like to the crowd, as opposed to the almost sterile sound of many SBDs. You can hear the interaction between the audience and the band in a much clearer way. Having said that,often indoor audience shows tend to get a little to much echo and sound bouncing around, so go for outdoor venues.I love Good Red Rocks Audience copies and a lot of the Greeks are excellent as well.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-08-12 10:05:37

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Poster: smarcus Date: Aug 15, 2005 9:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Actually any of the Betty boards are a mix of board and audience mikes on stage and are incredible.

Starting in 1987 virtually all soundboards were "Ultramatrix" recordings with audience mikes at the soundboard mixed in with soundboard recordings and usually had a mix of 15% audience and 85% board. Most are excellent.

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Poster: EstPrpht08/12/79 Date: Aug 15, 2005 6:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Well I just discovered 6-14-76 and I've got to say its a must download for sure.

I was going to ask this exact same question tonight! Glad I read down a bit!

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Poster: sperry Date: Aug 10, 2005 11:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

check these out. These are pretty clean.

9/10/82
5/21/82
5/22/82
11/17/73
7/18/90
7/16/90

These are just off the top of my head. They are good shows too and will keep ya busy while finding other material you like.

cheers

sperry

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Poster: aliveone Date: Aug 10, 2005 10:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

I personally like the Betty Boards of '77. Gotta be some of the dankest around!

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Poster: Simard Date: Aug 10, 2005 11:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Spend some time in '66/'67 before Mickey... the GD Viola Jam Blues Band days, read the reviews for more direction, July methinks ... then a little time in '68, obligate the 2/14, there's a lot more; never forget those formative 60s.

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Poster: Lewis/Klitschko Date: Aug 10, 2005 10:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

For most people, I would recommend 5/8/77. It's epic, exciting and crystal clear. However if you're feeling real adventurous and want to hear sparkling richness and complexity, go with a '74 like 7/19 or 6/18, a '73 like 11/21, or a '72 like 9/21.

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Poster: kayatosh Date: Aug 11, 2005 4:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

for 73 (my fav year) I'd go w/ 4/2/73 over 11/21/73 (more hiss).

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Poster: Rhodes Man Date: Aug 10, 2005 11:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

For overall good playing and sound quality, you can't go wrong with May 1977.

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Poster: Lewis/Klitschko Date: Aug 10, 2005 11:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

The other shows I mentioned are in fine sound quality.

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Poster: stuber Date: Aug 11, 2005 3:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

San Diego Sports Arena 11/14/73; and Denver Coliseum 11/20/73 are nice quality. You can't go wrong with the Fillmore East shows from 4/71 or the Boston Music Halls from early 1971.

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Poster: kayatosh Date: Aug 11, 2005 4:04am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

I'll 2nd the 11/20/73 as far as quality.

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Poster: flocknocker Date: Aug 11, 2005 1:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Thanks a million to all. Im downloadin' em all ,Keep em coming!!
JH

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Poster: Eric Geffner Date: Aug 11, 2005 11:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Look for shows that are bertha mix, not the song but the recording. These shows are processed in a manner that really brings out a lot of the color.

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Poster: flocknocker Date: Aug 10, 2005 9:44am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

Anyone????

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Poster: dirty jev-o Date: Aug 10, 2005 9:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

3-1-69!!!!!! some of the 71 stuff too....4 28-71.......10-28-90---------carefully picked

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Poster: bonk Date: Aug 11, 2005 1:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

7/19/89 Alpine is as clean as its gets.
12/6/73/Cleveland Music hall/OH SO NICE!
4/22/69/The Ark in Boston/VERY VERY NICE!!!
5/3/69/Winterland//BEST AUD RECORING I HAVE HEARD!
8/26/72/Veneta///real nice
6/28/74/Boston Garden//Wall o'Greatness!
of course..Betty boards from 77-78
A Hidden Gem......3-31-91 Greensboro//WOW!!!!!


This post was modified by bonk on 2005-08-11 08:23:36

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Poster: musicflyz Date: Aug 10, 2005 9:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

start with 6/9/77
the version by Charlie Miller that is......

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Poster: Alex Chase Date: Aug 10, 2005 2:30pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The absolute best sound quality Dead?

I would have to say that my favorite dead is early Dead, pre-72, but there are standouts from 73 and 77 that I particularly enjoy. 06-09-77 to be particular.